Just in Time for Holiday Travel: The TSA Security Kabuki Dance

“Say you’ve got a knife; this is something that you like to carry with you, as this person did,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said, holding up the aforementioned knife at a press conference. “We are going to spot that in the X-ray machine or it’s going to set off one of the detectors, the body scanners, and you are going to be given a choice: You can either put that in your checked baggage, you can go back and put it in your car, throw it in your trunk, put it in your glove compartment, put it under your seat.”

Not that the Thousands Standing Around scanners ever miss weapons on people or in baggage.

via TSA: Leave fake chain saws at home – New York News.